The revolution of Yemen: Happy birthday Ali Abdullah Saleh!!
Lest Facebook didn’t alert you through its very friendly birthday reminder tool, “Today is the birthday of Ali Abdullah Saleh by the way , so happy birthday you blood thirst dictator.”
“Shall it be today or tomorrow or next Friday ? Nobody knows except God , things are developing rapidly in Yemen. There is no doubt now that Ali Abdullah Saleh is currently facing his last days in rule.”
Rasha, fast becoming a fixture on CMIJ, presents a mother’s Day feature with a twist. Single Moms are double moms, if that makes any sense. A greeting post and a half (or double the value to be precise) in homage to those mothers who do double the slog and deserve twice the credit.
"All I remember from my childhood is my mom.My mom gave me this; my mom gave me that…my mom talking me out, my mom yelling at me.
My mom was my whole world for a very long time.
She was like any other loving mom but with a twist.
She was the single mom."
Abu Khalil obliges where others leave gaps. Thanks for the conscientiousness ‘Bu Khalil!
"Since Zionist organizations don't cover Saudi anti-Semitism anymore due to the intense love affair between Israel and House of Saud, I shall cover such manifestations."
Jordan marks today the 43rd anniversary of the Karameh Battle
Something about this day and something about the historical date and history around this particular West and East Bank turn of affairs.
"Where Jordanian soldiers, unified with Palestinians, repelled an Israeli attack, March 21 1968, on the small town in the Jordan Valley, called “Karameh, meaning: Dignity”. In the ensuing battle, several Jordanian gave their lives for Jordan liberty while the Israeli raid was repelled with heavy losses as the Jordanian Army launched a heavy artillery barrage against Israeli tanks."
Meanwhile at Jordan University, all is not so quiet on the Western Front (of Amman)
“Unlike usual I arrive early today to uni. and what do I find waiting for me right at the clock tower?..a girl waving a rusty blade around and yelling at people saying she will cut her wrists and cover the place with blood..”
If we’re not getting our gaffe supply courtesy of Gaddafi (our favorite Gaffster of the moment), we still have Sarah Palin to fall back on. A reliable source of bloopers in times of diplomatic gravity.
Sarah Palin, the gaff-prone Inspector Clouseau-esque soccer mom from Alaska is currently embarking on a foreign tour to 'enhance augment burnish establish rustle-up cobble together bodge' fake some foreign relations credentials before running for President of the US of A. Wonderfully predictably Palin has made a whopper of a gaff already.